The miserable cow who was duty manager for the self-serve checkouts. The queues in this shop (Zlote Tarasy branch) are invariably long and painful. They appear to have a policy of employing cashiers who are, shall we say, slow. I’m all for employing the difficult to employ but at least train them up! Hence, I am always attracted to the do-it-yourself checkouts because they save some time. It is painful to watch the collection of dimwits who can’t operate them but even allowing for them it is less painful than waiting in Mr or Mrs Slowcoach queue only to find they need to change cashiers to someone even slower just when you reach the till.
They have signs over the DIY checkouts that say no more than 15 items allowed. They also have a picture of a basket and something else, I forget what, probably “No English” judging by today’s episode. I wasn’t sure how much I was going to buy because it’s hard to know whether their fruit and veg is going to fit for humans or for pigs and just how out of date everything else will be. Today was the pig’s day so I bought very little and put it in my wheeled trolley. I went to the DIY place. The cow starts screaming at me. I look perplexed and scream back that I only have 15 items. She screams again, this time that I have trolley and should therefore f*** off and die. I decide to wheel down her way to get a little face time with a communist shop-hitler relic. We exchange pleasantries, I wish her a Merry Christmas, move to a slow queue and start shouting at her about whether I’m okay even to stand here. She goes back to terrorising people for using the wide open spaces as an entrance, for not understanding the complex machinery, for looking at her the wrong way……….. I try my best to hold forth a conversation with a Polish guy in the adjacent queue who obviously admires my style. I get more Polish by the minute! ;)
Can’t quite understand the need to have BOTH a 15 items only rule AND a no trolleys rule. What exactly is wrong with 12 items in a trolley?
I object really quite violently to having to pay for plastic bags to allow me to remove my shopping from their premises after having paid good money for the goods in the first place. They are all at it now, gone are the days of the polite “Would you like an advertówka?”. No. Now you have to pick it up yourself, if you remember, check it through and pay X grosz for it. They dress it up as an eco-friendly thing but that’s a lot of bullshit. I’m sure if you examine their business hard enough the eco-farce will be out the window like a scalded cat. It’s a marketing gimmick to get you to pay for your bag instead of them and I don’t like it.
“Bad people” who hover near the cash desk looking for “nice people” to pester with the old “I’ll give you this coupon, you can buy your shopping with it and you give me the 100 PLN cash”. There’s got to be a scam involved here, not sure what it is. Nobody really comes out any worse off, unless the bad people steal the coupons from their grannies, but I don’t like it all the same.